The following is part of a CBC New Brunswick report on the Prof. Ricardo Duchesne situation at the University of New Brunswick.
A University of New Brunswick professor accused of being a white supremacist and denounced by more than 100 colleagues for his views on immigration is taking early retirement, the university announced on Tuesday.
Prof. Ricardo Duchesne provided his notice “to focus on his own pursuits as an independent scholar,” vice-president Petra Hauf said in a statement.
“We respectfully accept his decision and thank him for his 24 years of service.”
CBC News requested an interview, but UNB spokesperson Heather Campbell declined.
Duchesne, who teaches sociology at the Saint John campus, has appeared on far-right podcasts and YouTube channels. He has also written about what he calls the “relentless occupation of the West by hordes of Muslims and Africans,” and asserts that “only out of the coming chaos and violence will strong White men rise to resurrect the West.”
He says he’s looking forward to retiring at the end of the month and pursuing independent studies.